DolceTracker| It’s time to update our Sept 2009 story Knitta Please | Knitters Are Cozy Urban Graffiti Artists, now that ‘yarn bombing’ is featured in Fast Company and Saturday Night Live.
From covering telephone booths in London to buses in Mexico City, yarnbombers are on the move. Perhaps rising notoriety caused the Stitch London group to abandon their former name Stitch and Bitch London. The latter does sound more subversive.
“It gets people to stop and take a moment to consider their surroundings in a new way,” says Austin-based Magda Sayeg, who started small with her Knitta Please project, our original 2009 article. Now Sayeg is gearing up for a major installation at Brooklyn’s Etsy headquarters.